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Young Playwrights Project

Showcasing the talents of Wollongong's youngest playwrights and performers.

The talents of Wollongong’s youngest playwrights and performers are showcased in this collaboration with The Drama Studio at IPAC.

Criteria to apply

Scripts are assessed by professional practitioners, and the playwrights selected will work with a mentor to develop their play over a four week period from Wednesday. 17 July 2023.

At the end of this process, young actors from The Drama Studio will perform the works and playwrights will be able to enjoy their scripts brought to life on stage.

Criteria to apply
All scripts submitted must be:

  • Written by current High School students
  • 10 minutes in length
  • Inoffensive and suitable for 13 -18 year olds to perform
  • Include a filled out cover sheet which you can download here.

The deadline for script submission is Sunday, 18 June 2023.

We would like to thank Peoplecare for their support in helping Merrigong engage with young people in the Illawarra by funding projects that create and facilitate inspiring theatre experiences.



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